Stripped Down: Spoken Word at The Power Plant
Thu Nov 01 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Power Plant
Beth Stuart, Bathing Machine rendering. Courtesy the artist.
At the core of Beth Stuart's exhibition is a critical engagement with the Victorian-era bathing machine which emerged as members of the European gentry began to take to the seaside. In this spoken word program, four poets use the Bathing Machine as a point of departure to reflect on the structures, both literal and figurative, that upheld Victorian-era cultural values. Through poetic questioning, these artists deconstruct the themes of bodies, privilege and public space while reimagining their role in the present.
Charles Marco Diokno Manzo
Heath V. Salazar
Left: Mahlikah Awe:ri Right: Heath V. Salazar. Images courtesy of the artists.